Dour. Dutiful. Dogged.
Personal tragedy drove Callum McRae to join the Order of Saint Casimir fifteen years ago; now he's in charge of a hold he hasn't lived in for years. Supplies are scarce, he has no knack for dealing with people, and the Gols are at the gates. To make matters worse, he's also battling an attraction so powerful and forbidden that it imperils his very soul…
Canny. Cheerful. Charming.
Joss Bristow seems bright and cheerful, but she's hiding a well of sorrow that fuels her music. She's also prone to leaping before she looks, exactly how she ends up besieged at Burnt Amber. Though she wanted to get to know Callum better, she never imagined that falling for him could cost her life.
He's the dark of night, and she's the sun that shines just for him. Two wounded souls have never needed each other more, but between his holy vows and the devastation of war, the odds are stacked against them…
About the Author
Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes books, emo music, and action movies. She writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens.